News June 13, 2017   |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Scammers are Now Using Fake Stock X Tags

Another day, another sneaker related crime.

Photo: Reddit

Reddit user jenk1401 discovered the fake Stock X tags on a sneaker reseller’s website.

The image of the faux tags was first uploaded on to Rep Sneakers, a subreddit dedicated to uncovering fake sneakers.

For those unaware, Stock X is an online marketplace dedicated to reselling authentic sneakers and luxury goods at market value.

According to Sole Collector, Stock X is currently aware of the issue and is working on a technologically advanced solution to counteract fake tags.

In the meantime, Stock X announced that it will be using circular tags (image below) instead of the old rectangular tags (image above), in an attempt to combat the issue.

Photo: Twitter/Stock X

To help you avoid falling prey to the latest sneaker scam, Reddit user scriptdtk has uploaded an image to help you “legit check” your next reseller purchase.

Photo: Reddit

From the looks of the image above, real Stock X tags are made of a thicker, durable rubber material.

Other noteworthy features to take note of is the real tag’s uniform color. Fake tags sport two darker colored lines in the middle as well as a lighter colored string attachment.

The best way to avoid falling for the latest counterfeit Stock X tag scam would be to purchase your sneakers directly from Stock X. Stay safe sneakerheads.

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